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Line Crossing Analytics On A VMAX IP Plus

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Line Crossing Analytics On A VMAX IP Plus

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Affected Roles:  Administrator

Complexity:  Medium

Software Version:  v1.3.7.0 or later

Last Edit:  May 7, 2020

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Line Crossing Analytics

When paired with the DWC-MTT camera series, the VMAX IP Plus can be configured to log line crossing video analytic events from the camera.  This feature can be useful to users who want to search for camera footage when someone crosses a predefined alarm line, in addition to a regular recording schedule.

This article will outline how to enable the line crossing analytics of a DWC-MTT camera and how to search for the footage from the VMAX IP Plus.

Supported/Affected Devices

  • VMAX IP Plus Series
  • DWC-MTT Camera Series

Configuring Line Crossing

Before the VMAX IP Plus can begin logging line crossing events, the analytics settings will need to be configured within the camera.

To configure line crossing analytics:

  1. Open a web browser and connect with the camera’s web client.

Log in to the camera.

  • Default User ID:  admin
  • Default Password:  admin

Note:  For more information on connecting with the camera, please read Connecting Through Virtual Ports (VMAX IP Plus).

Note:  If you still need to configure the login for the camera, please read Assigning Passwords to IP Cameras.

  1. Select Config, select Event, then select the Line Crossing interface.
  1. Enable the line crossing alarm and set an Alarm Holding Time.

  1. Set your preferred alarm trigger options.
  • Alarm Out – if selected, this would trigger an external relay output that is connected to the camera.
  • Trigger Snap – if selected the system will capture images on motion detection and save the images on the camera’s SD card (only available for camera models with an SD slot).
  • Trigger SD Recording – if selected, video will be recorded on an SD card (only available for camera models with an SD slot).
  • Trigger Email – if selected, and Attach Picture is enabled, the captured pictures and triggered event will be sent to the designated email address (requires additional setup in the Email Configuration Interface of the camera).
  • Trigger FTP – if selected, and Attach Picture is enabled, the captured pictures will be sent to the FTP server address.  Please refer to the camera manual for more details.
  1. Click Save to apply the settings.
  1. Click on the Area and Sensitivity tab.

Set the alarm line and the direction of movement.  Up to four (4) lines can be added, one at a time.

When setting the Direction:

  • A <-> B – the alarm will be triggered when subjects cross over the alarm line from Side B to Side A, or Side A to Side B.
  • A -> B – the alarm will be triggered when subjects cross over the alarm line from Side A to Side B.
  • A <- B – the alarm will be triggered when subjects cross over the alarm line from Side B to Side A.
  1. Click Draw button.

Use the mouse to draw an alarm line in the preview window.

Click Stop to stop drawing.  If you make an error, click the Clear button to delete the line.

Click Save to apply the changes.

  1. Select the Schedule tab.

Enable and configure line crossing detection on a schedule.  It is recommended to set the schedule for 24 hour coverage for continuous support.

Searching Video Analytics On A VMAX IP Plus

To search the video analytics log for line crossing events:

  1. Log in to the NVR as the administrator.
  • Default ID:  admin
  • Default Password:  <no password>
  1. Right-click with the mouse, then select Search.

Select Video Analytics.

  1. The Video Analytics menu will display.

Select a date to search the log for events.

Select Line Crossing from the event selection.  Users can search for individual event types or multiple event types simultaneously.

Click the Search button to generate the event log.

  1. Select an event from the event list, then click the Play button to playback the event footage.

If you want to save the event list, insert a USB stick and click the Export button to extract a .txt file copy of the list.

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